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Robert Haynes

The Benefits of Controlling Your Weight

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Robert Haynes, (2022, June 10). The Benefits of Controlling Your Weight. Psychreg on Wellness. https://www.psychreg.org/benefits-controlling-weight/
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Weight management is an essential aspect of your overall health. You’re at risk for medical issues including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes if you’re overweight or obese. Weight loss operations are performed in some circumstances, but you also need to change your lifestyle to keep the weight off.

Type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance

Insulin resistance occurs when the pancreas produces more insulin for glucose to enter cells and be utilized as fuel. People who are overweight produce more insulin to keep blood glucose levels steady because fat cells are more resistant to insulin than muscle cells. Blood glucose levels rise when the pancreas can no longer keep up with the increased demand, resulting in obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Reduces social stress

Even if you’re not particularly concerned about your weight, if you’re like most people, your massive frame crosses your thoughts when you leave the house. You already know that the general public views obese individuals differently than thin ones, whether you’ve read the data or seen it directly. Obesity severely influences your social and professional life, whether you’re a victim of overt fat-shaming or subtle exclusion and loss of possibilities. However, losing weight to improve your physical health also reduces conscious and unconscious prejudice in the job and social circles.

Improved heart health 

Losing weight can also help your heart by lowering artery pressure, so your heart won’t have to work as hard to pump blood throughout your body. Lower blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol — the bad sort of cholesterol that raises your risk of heart disease — are the results. According to research, you’ll receive advantages regardless of losing weight through diet and exercise or weight-loss surgery like metabolic surgery. Researchers looked at the impact of weight reduction surgery on obese people who either underwent surgery or lost weight through changing their lifestyles.

Boosts your self-assurance

When you attain your healthy target weight or even when you begin to work toward it, you’ll notice a shift in your mood that appears to be linked to your diminishing waistline. This isn’t your imagination; this is what’s going on. You will have more incredible energy as you lose weight and consume a better diet. More energy allows you to be more active and increase the intensity of your workout. Endorphins are the “feel good” chemicals that naturally reduce pain and make you happy. The more you exercise, the more endorphins your body produces.

This chain reaction improves your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, and it shows. So don’t be shocked if your weight-loss journey helps you walk a bit higher, smile a little bigger, and feel much more confident.

It assists you in managing your emotions

When people are worried or sad, they often eat. Instead of confronting their feelings, they bury them in a burger or drown them in chocolate. Emotional eating might even be to blame for your weight increase over time. As you lose weight, developing a new connection with food might enable you to handle your emotional difficulties more healthily by acknowledging them and vocally sharing your feelings rather than going for food.

Some people may need to shed much weight to reap the benefits. However, decreasing as little as 5% of your body weight can have several health benefits, including improved heart health and a lower risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, before beginning any weight-loss program, consult your doctor to determine the best strategy and goals.


Robert Haynes did his degree in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He is interested in mental health, wellness, and lifestyle.


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